Your feet aren’t supposed to hurt
Remember that foot and ankle pain is not normal. Healthy, pain-free feet are a key to your independence. At the first sign of pain, or any noticeable changes in your feet, seek professional podiatric medical care. Your feet must last a lifetime, and most Americans log an amazing 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age 50. Regular foot care can make sure your feet are up to the task. With proper detection, intervention, and care, most foot and ankle problems can be lessened or prevented.
Orthopaedics is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves that allow you to move, work and be active.
Podiatrists are highly trained physicians and surgeons focusing on the foot and ankle and should be an important part of your health-care team. A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon. Podiatrists are the most qualified doctors to care for your feet. Podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. They complete four years of training in a podiatric medical school and three years of hospital residency training. This training is similar to that of other doctors.
At Elite Foot & Ankle Center, Dr. Simmons is trained specifically and extensively in the diagnosis and treatment of all manner of foot conditions. His training encompasses all of the intricately related systems and structures of the foot and lower leg including neurological, circulatory, skin, and the musculoskeletal system.
Many conditions can lead to the need for treatment from a podiatry physician. Since there are many options for treating foot and ankle pain, both surgical and non-surgical, you need to be informed of these options to lessen the fear of seeking treatment for any of these conditions. Our highest recommendation is to seek the medical advice of a physician who alone, after an appropriate physical examination, can give you appropriate advice about your medical condition.